Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

A. Davini - A. Siconolfi

Weak KAM Theory topics in the stationary ergodic setting

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Journal: Calc. Var. Partial Differential Equations
Volume: 44
Number: 3-4
Pages: 319–350
Year: 2012

ArXiv: 0907.5334 PDF


We perform a qualitative analysis of the critical equation associated with a stationary ergodic Hamiltonian through a stochastic version of the metric method, where the notion of closed random stationary set, issued from stochastic geometry, plays a major role. Our purpose is to give an appropriate notion of random Aubry set, to single out characterizing conditions for the existence of exact or approximate correctors, and write down representation formulae for them. For the last task, we make use of a Lax--type formula, adapted to the stochastic environment. This material can be regarded as a first step of a long--term project to develop a random analog of Weak KAM Theory, generalizing what done in the periodic case or, more generally, when the underlying space is a compact manifold.